Fire Calls

The Petaluma Fire Department received 39 medical and 60 fire or other emergency calls from May 13 through May 19. Here are some of the calls.

Tuesday, May 14

7:11 p.m. — Firefighters rushed to 1372 N. McDowell Blvd. to fight a structure fire. They found smoke coming from the packaging and processing facility for Lydia's Organics. Apparently smoke was coming from a laundry area which also housed a hot water heater. No flames were seen. Firefighters determined the cause of the smoke to be a box of oily rags that had been washed and stored in a plastic bin. The rags may have been put in the bin while still hot, causing the fire.

Wednesday, May 15

6:48 a.m. — Firefighters headed to Highway 101 South for a report of a motorcycle accident. One man was taken to the hospital.

7:24 p.m. — Firefighters went to 224 B St. to extinguish a fire reported on the railroad trestle behind Applebox Caf? An employee of a nearby business had extinguished the flame prior to the firefighters arriving, but then it started to flare up again. They extinguished the blaze.

9:19 p.m — Units rushed to Highway 101 North for a rollover accident on the freeway involving a car that struck a tow truck. The driver of the car that rolled over was taken to the hospital.

Thursday, May 16

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